BSE: From Pre-IPO to IPO

Today was the analyst conference for the BSE IPO.

The ballroom was house-full with many analysts having to stand.

Watching the indefatigable CEO Ashish Chauhan field the analyst’s queries reminded me of the numerous AGMS I attended.There the CEO had to answer shareholder’s queries about when SEBI will give approval for the IPO !

It has been a satisfying journey watching the Exchange change from a Bad Boy’s Club to a more professional and dynamic outfit which can outthink and leave NSE behind as evidenced by the launch of the BSE’s India International Exchange at GIFT

Here’s wishing the 141 year old BSE many years of continued and prosperous longevity.

The Times A Changeth

There was a time when US Fortune 500 Corporations couldn’t give two hoots about what an Indian Union Minister thinks.

No longer.

The issue was Amazon Canada selling doormats with the Indian Flag on it

And the reply by Amazon